MacGyver is an American adventure television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. It ran for seven seasons from September 29, 1985 to May 21, 1992 on the ABC network and also the reboot series from CBS network since September 23, 2016. 139 fifty-minute-long episodes were produced, including three with two parts. Additionally, two made-for-television movies were produced in 1994 as well as a series of spoofs on Saturday Night Live called MacGruber which itself got a feature length film out in 2010.
In The Simpsons
On one occasion, Patty and Selma kidnapped Anderson when he was in Springfield for a Stargate SG-1 convention, informing him that he was now doing a two-fan MacGyver convention. They tied Anderson to a chair and told him to use his MacGyver skills to escape. Anderson did so; then he discovered he liked doing the escape and asked Patty and Selma to tie him up again and again so he could do even more complex escapes. In an ironic turn of events, Anderson ended up becoming a nuisance to Patty and Selma and they couldn't wait to be rid of him. Once, Sideshow Bob tried to kill Selma as she only smoked after MacGyver.
- Episode – "A Star is Burns"
- Episode – "Black Widower"
- Episode – "Homer Alone"
- Episode – "Goo Goo Gai Pan"
- Episode – "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" (actual guest star appearance from Richard Dean Anderson)